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by mr_fancy_pants
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance optimization - post your saves
Replies: 263
Views: 100652

Re: Performance optimization - post your saves

Take your existing blueprint and place 2x2 of them. Then remove the rails in the middle leaving everything else as is. Now you have a larger cell that works just like your existing setup. You can also use landfill paintings (so you have different landfills) to put sand under rails and grass around ...
by mr_fancy_pants
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 0.17.xx optimizing base for ups
Replies: 51
Views: 2285

Re: 0.17.xx optimizing base for ups

It's not, generating the waypoints is going to be roughly as expensive as a full pathfinding run. The reason it works is that you remember those waypoints for next time, and continue reusing them until the rail network changes. Except you generate waypoints for all possible path everytime you add a...
by mr_fancy_pants
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 0.17.xx optimizing base for ups
Replies: 51
Views: 2285

Re: 0.17.xx optimizing base for ups

I'm not sure I understand the question. Factorio already has a pathfinder it can use to reach the waypoints along the way to the final destination, there's no reason it can't use the same pathfinder for the waypoints instead of the final destination. If you're asking what's the best way to generate...
by mr_fancy_pants
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 0.17.xx optimizing base for ups
Replies: 51
Views: 2285

Re: 0.17.xx optimizing base for ups

How are you suggesting the game find the path to the destination so it can put this waypoint on it? I'm not sure I understand the question. Factorio already has a pathfinder it can use to reach the waypoints along the way to the final destination, there's no reason it can't use the same pathfinder ...
by mr_fancy_pants
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance optimization - post your saves
Replies: 263
Views: 100652

Re: Performance optimization - post your saves

I have built a lot of megabases and I have faced all of the above problems many times. This is not the first solution I've come up with, but it is by far the best solution I've come up with so far. I've probably missed a few benefits, but the above list will have to do for now. I never had that pro...
by mr_fancy_pants
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance optimization - post your saves
Replies: 263
Views: 100652

Re: Performance optimization - post your saves

nothing_in_particular.png It looks to me like you have layd a fine grid of rails over the entire continent! But why? A cell size of three smelter columns is way too small to be of any use. Enlarge the cells four times near your base and even more further out. Then you can expand as much as you want...
by mr_fancy_pants
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 0.17.xx optimizing base for ups
Replies: 51
Views: 2285

Re: 0.17.xx optimizing base for ups

for longer trips trains plot a path to an intermediate point that's closer to their destination and then replot when they get (close to) there instead of plotting out the entire path from the get go. Isn't that waypoints? More or less, yes. But, automagically generated for the purposes of optimizat...
by mr_fancy_pants
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance optimization - post your saves
Replies: 263
Views: 100652

Re: Performance optimization - post your saves

nothing_in_particular.png It looks to me like you have layd a fine grid of rails over the entire continent! But why? A cell size of three smelter columns is way too small to be of any use. Enlarge the cells four times near your base and even more further out. Then you can expand as much as you want...
by mr_fancy_pants
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: 0.17.xx optimizing base for ups
Replies: 51
Views: 2285

Re: 0.17.xx optimizing base for ups

https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?t=52635 OHGODS. It's a djikstra. The only thing djikstra has over A* is that it is easier to implement. No wonder big railnetworks with lots of intersections are slow. If you say so. The only time I've ever seen rail path finding being "slow" is on rail net...
by mr_fancy_pants
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance optimization - post your saves
Replies: 263
Views: 100652

Re: Performance optimization - post your saves

I have a ~780 SPM base that I'm loathe to expand because it's starting to drop below 60 UPS on my machine (Xeon E5 2690v2, 64G RAM @ 1600 MHz). Instead I've been tweaking it for better UPS, and after some changes and investigation, it seems a lot of the time is being spent on trains: nothing_in_part...
by mr_fancy_pants
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Minor issues
Topic: [0.17.1] Placing landfill via blueprint is deceptively hard
Replies: 1
Views: 214

[0.17.1] Placing landfill via blueprint is deceptively hard

Let me just preface this with the fact that I was very excited about bots being able to landfill lakes, that was a huge tedium in late game to do manually. Ok, so I don't entirely understand the behaviour of landfill when in a blueprint, but it's definitely not how I would have expected it to work. ...
by mr_fancy_pants
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re-enable blueprinting in unrevealed but scouted area
Replies: 9
Views: 1795

Re: Re-enable blueprinting in unrevealed but scouted area

Very much agree with the other comments. Being able to blueprint and deconstruct in areas covered by fog of war is tremendously useful, as it saves a ton of hassle. Please bring it back.
by mr_fancy_pants
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Minesweeper - The grenade of the future
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: Minesweeper - The grenade of the future

I got really excited when I started to read this. Then I started thinking... "But how do you trigger the mines to kill the trees?"
bobucles wrote:- Mines are eco friendly and will not hurt trees. Who would have thought?
Noooooo!
by mr_fancy_pants
Sat May 27, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [0.15.15] Segfault while setting inserter logistic condition
Replies: 1
Views: 210

[0.15.15] Segfault while setting inserter logistic condition

I was setting up some chest/bot fed AM2s and more specifically was setting a logistic condition limit on the output inserter for an array of inserter when the segfault happened. As I recall it, step by step: - copy yellow inserter AM2 to requester chest - set logistic condition on inserter for yello...
by mr_fancy_pants
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: Stuck construction bots
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Stuck construction bots

Ah, excellent. Yes, that mod is very helpful. Thanks.
by mr_fancy_pants
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: Stuck construction bots
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Stuck construction bots

Ok, I can accept that the pathing of the bots is a design decision. It was definitely a surprise to me to see the bots fly out only to land back at exactly the same Roboport again, my experience thus far is that they would continue flying to their destination after reaching 0 J, albeit very slowly. ...
by mr_fancy_pants
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: Stuck construction bots
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Stuck construction bots

We have a very large and sprawling base (~1.3k roboports), all of which is covered by the same logistics network. This game started as multiplayer and has been continued as multiplayer for the most part, though with some playtime via single player. Currently there are a large number of ghost entitie...

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